Portuguese Chicken Rice!
There's nothing like good comfort food, you know the one where you sit at the table and after a bite or two you want to be nowhere else but right there, enjoying that filling yummy stuff and not letting any of the day's problems bother you.
This is one of those dishes for me....flavorful rice with chicken, red peppers and chourico.
1 large onion, chopped
4 tbsp. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1 lb chicken tenders or breasts, cut into strips
1 2/3 cups long grain rice
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup medium-bodied dry white wine, or additional stock
salt and pepper
8 oz. chourico, cut into thick slices
2/3 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp. chopped parsley
Cook the onion in the oil in a large flameproof casserole until softened. Add the garlic, red bell pepper, and chicken, and cook gently for 2-3 minutes.
Add the rice, stock, wine and seasoning. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 12 minutes.
Stir in the chourico, peas and parsley until just mixed, then cover the casserole and cook for a further 6 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
Fluff up with a fork and serve immediately.
Fry the onions in the olive oil
Add the garlic and red bell pepper
Next goes in the chicken....aaahhhh I tell you there is nothing like the smell of olive oil, garlic and onions frying....goodness.
Add the rice, salt and pepper to taste
Then in goes the chicken stock and the wine. If you can, please use the wine, it gives the food such a great taste.
Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 12 minutes
Stir in the chourico, peas, olives, and parsley until just mixed, then cover the casserole and cook for a further 6 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.